The Academic Resource Center (ARC) and the Writing Lab work closely with the (Office of Academic Integrity). We help students avoid plagiarism and teach them how to cite their sources. We also manage campaigns against plagiarism and cheating and serve as consultants to the AUP Honor Board.

Supporting faculty in combating plagiarism and increasing awareness among students are two important objectives in ARC. Please contact us at or for consultations or workshops. 


Academic Integrity Information for Students

As a member of the university community, you will be expected to conduct yourself according to the principles of academic integrity. Integrity in this context includes a commitment to providing a true and valid indication of individual achievement. It requires a commitment to honesty, respect and fairness in all academic endeavors.

In the interest of academic excellence and community trust, all AUP community members are responsible for understanding and upholding the tenets of the Code of Academic Integrity. Your pledge to uphold these principles guarantees that work done and progress made at AUP are legitimate within the broader academic community, as well as in the world beyond. Your personal and academic success depend on your commitment to the values and principles that form the foundation of the University.

During Orientation, you will be asked to sign a pledge agreeing to uphold the standards set forth in AUP's Code of Academic Integrity. Accepting this pledge is part of your induction into an academic community where ethical behavior is valued in all aspects of university life.



The American University of Paris deplores cheating, lying, fraud, theft and other behaviors that show disrespect for the rights of others and diminish the value of your degree. All academic work submitted at AUP must be the product of the student’s own reflection, study and research. The following behaviors are examples of academic dishonesty and are prohibited:

Cheating: the act (or attempted act) of deception to misrepresent student mastery of information. Cheating includes the submission of the same paper or assignment for more than one class without the permission of all faculty involved. It also includes bringing unauthorized notes or electronic exchanges to examinations and copying from other students’ work.

Plagiarism: the presentation of someone else's work as one's own. This includes the use of any ideas, words or data, in written, oral or electronic form, without properly attributing their source(s). It also includes the submission of purchased papers or papers borrowed from or written by other students or authors.

Fabrication: the use of invented information, or the falsification of research or of other findings.

Obtaining unfair or illegal advantage: gaining unauthorized access to examination materials; participating in unauthorized collaboration; tampering with common resources, databases or university records; and using unauthorized aids, including electronic devices.

Multiple submissions of student work: submitting, without express permission, any coursework more than once or to fulfill requirements for more than one course.

Facilitating academic dishonesty: participation in the violation of any provision of the Code of Academic Integrity.

If you have questions about any aspect of the Code of Academic Integrity, ask a faculty member, a librarian or a staff member of the Academic Resource Center for guidance.

Ignorance of any aspect of the Code of Academic Integrity does not excuse its violation.

For a more detailed description of what constitutes academic dishonesty, please see our plagiarism page.

The President’s Task Force on Academic Integrity and Excellence wishes to acknowledge, with gratitude, the American University of Cairo and the Center for Academic Integrity & Rutland Institute for Ethics at Clemson University, for sharing their integrity campaigns, providing invaluable support and allowing us to build upon their ideas and documents.


Student Pledge to Uphold AUP's Code of Academic Integrity

By signing this page:

  • I pledge that I will neither misrepresent my work nor give or receive unauthorized aid.
  • I accept responsibility for maintaining AUP's Code of Academic Integrity at all times.
  • I pledge to foster an atmosphere of honesty and academic integrity among my fellow students.
  • I pledge to practice ethical behavior concerning research data, university records, information and the use of information technology.
  • I will uphold the highest standards of academic integrity in all of my work at AUP, including during examinations.

I understand that I will be subject to serious sanctions should I commit any violation of AUP's Code of Academic Integrity. Sanctions may involve failing grades, suspension or expulsion from the University.